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Today in the World Countries

  • Cassinga Day is being celebrated in Namibia
  • Coronation Day is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Greenery Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Independence Restoration Day is being celebrated in Latvia
  • Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq is being celebrated in Iran
  • National Youth Day is being celebrated in China
  • Orthodox Easter Saturday is being celebrated in Bulgaria
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia from the Star Wars films, is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Ed Sheeran found not guilty of copying Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On" for his 2014 single “Thinking Out Loud" by a Manhattan federal jury; copyright infringement suit was filed by the heirs of Gaye's co-writer Ed Townsend.
  • Andrea Espinal, TikTok Star, born in El Salvador.
  • Petr Klíma, Czech NHL right wing,1985-99 (Detroit Red Wings; Edmonton Oilers, and 3 other teams), who died at 58.
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Season 1 is released. The Bridgerton prequel focuses on the marraige between the young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) and King George (Corey Mylchreest).
  • The Other Two: Season 3 is released. Despite being in the shadows of their pop star younger brother and talk-show host mother, Brooke and Cary have found successful careers three years later in the third season of the comedy that is now on HBO Max.
  • Bupkis: Season 1 is released. The comedy series co-created by Pete Davidson, has the ex-SNL star playing a fictional version of himself with Edie Falco as his mother and Joe Pesci as his grandfather.
  • Ravenlok for Xbox Series X is released. After stumbling upon a magical mirror, Ravenlok finds herself pulled away from reality and into a land shrouded in darkness, cursed by the corruption of the Caterpillar Queen. Seeking only to return home at first, she rises to the occasion by challenging fearsome foes and beastly bosses to save the fallen kingdom.Slash through sinister jesters in the Mask Mansion and burn down the Weeping Fungi in the mysterious Mushroom Forest in an unforgettable adventure.With action-packed real time combat, face off against fantastical enemies and monstrous bosses in fast-paced arena-based fights. Immerse in a mystical atmosphere brought to life by a suspenseful soundtrack. Fall into the mirror with Ravenlok, to explore vivid forests, haunting castles, and more.

On this day in 2022

  • " 'World's most dangerous trafficker" Colombian drug kingpin Dairo Antonio Úsuga (known as Otoniel) is extradited to the US for drug charges.
  • Gerhard Mans, Namibian rugby union utility back (27 Tests; Orange Free State RFU, South West Africa RFU), who died at 60.

On this day in 2021

  • Following several positive COVID-19 pandemic cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.
  • English singer-songwriter, musician and model Nick Kamen died following a long battle with bone marrow cancer age 59. He was best known for the singles ‘Each Time You Break My Heart’ from 1986 and ‘I Promised Myself’ from 1990, as well as for appearing in a 1985 Levi's advert..
  • Malian woman Halima Cisse gives birth to nonuplets (nine babies) in Morocco, in only third known case worldwide.
  • Alan McLoughlin, Irish soccer midfielder (42 caps Rep of Ireland; Swindon Town, Portsmouth), who died from cancer at 54.
  • Paulo Gustavo, Movie Actor.
  • Simon Achidi Achu, Politician.
  • Wreckfest for PlayStation 5 is released. Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest! Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend -- These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2! Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground! Wreckfest is jam-packed with upgrade and customization options. Whether you are preparing for your next demolition derby with reinforced bumpers, roll cages, side protectors and much more, or setting your car up for a banger race with engine performance parts like air filters, camshafts, fuel systems, etc., Wreckfest is shaping up to be the best combative motorsport game out there.Features:* Awesome Cars -- Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won't find anything like this in other games.* Meaningful Customization -- Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor!* Multiplayer -- Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance!* Challenge modes -- Have hilarious fun with crop harvesters, lawn mowers, school buses, three-wheelers and more!
  • The Colonists for Switch is released. You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement.Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode.Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content.Build a new home for your team of robots where they can fulfill their ultimate dream: to be human.
  • Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes an historic apology to the Mayan people for abuses against them in the five centuries since the Spanish conquest.
  • Margaret Forsyth, New Zealand netball goal attack (NZ 1979-87; World Cup gold 1979,87) and coach (Waikato BOP Magic), who died from cancer at 59.
  • Bertil Johansson, Swedish soccer striker (5 caps; IFK Göteborg 267 games) and manager (IFK Göteborg), who died at 86.
  • Ray Miller, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles), who died at 76.

On this day in 2020

  • World leaders pledge $8 billion to research treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic, with the US and Russia not taking part.
  • Countries in Europe begin cautious reopening after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Italy restarts construction and takeaways, Germany opens schools.
  • India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 pandemic cases.
  • X Æ A-Xii Musk, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby union number 8 (10 caps; Marlborough), who died at 76.
  • Don Shula, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Super Bowl 1972,73; Miami Dolphins; Baltimore Colts; NFL Coach of the Year 1964,67,68,72), who died at 90.

On this day in 2019

  • Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies a trio of middleweight world titles in a close, unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Roger West, Race Car Driver.
  • (James) "J.R." Cobb American guitarist and songwriter (Classics IV - "Spooky" ; Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Champagne Jam"), who died of a heart attack at 76.

On this day in 2018

  • LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols collects his 3,000th MLB hit in a 5-0 win v Mariners in Seattle.
  • California overtakes Great Britain to become the worlds fifth largest economy.
  • Cathy Godbold, Australian actress (The Saddle Club, Home and Away), who died of brain cancer at 43.
  • Barnet Fain, American businessman and artist, who died at 86.
  • Bobbie Louise Hawkins, American poet and author, who died at 87.
  • Abi Ofarim [Abraham Reichstadt], Israeli dancer, folk and pop singer, guitarist, and record producer (Ester & Abi - "Cinderella Rockerfella"), who died at 80.
  • Naser Cheshm Azar, Iranian composer, who died of a heart attack at 67.
  • Edwin G. Burrows, American historian and professor, who died at 74.
  • Renate Dorrelstein, Dutch writer and journalist, who died of cancer at 64.
  • Paul Bloodgood, American artist, who died at 58 of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Racer and the Jailbird is released. As a member of a notorious Brussels gang renowned for their expertly-executed robberies, Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts) tends to his front, a luxury automobile import-export business, in his downtime. Sparks fly when he meets glamorous and affluent race car driver Bibi (Adèle Exarchopoulos), and despite their wildly different backgrounds, the pair fall instantly and tragically in love. While Gigi attempts to break away from his illicit history, two things stand in the couple’s way to a happy life together: an unrelenting mob hungry for another heist, and the cops that are closing in on them.
  • RBG is released. At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.
  • The Desert Bride is released. 54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation. [Strand Releasing]
  • Manhunt is released. Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.
  • Angels Wear White is released. In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile,12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.
  • The 12th Man is released. Norway,1943. After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. [IFC Midnight]
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  • Overboard is released. In a splashy new twist, Overboard focuses on Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico's richest family and Kate (Anna Faris), a working-class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo's luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work -- for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually, he earns the respect of his new "family"and co-workers. But, with Leonardo's billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?
  • Bad Samaritan is released. A valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. ? Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers ?a woman being held captive in his home. ? Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.
  • Tully is released. Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). While at first hesitant to accept the extravagance, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
  • The Guardians is released. An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye), must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return from the front on short leaves.
  • Anon is released. Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity; where everyone’s lives are transparent, traceable, and recorded by the authorities; where crime almost ceases to exist. But in trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Frieland stumbles on a young woman known only as the Girl (Amanda Seyfried). She has no identity, no history and is invisible to the cops. Sal realizes this may not be the end of crime, but the beginning.
  • Dear White People (2017): Season 2 is released. Winchester University struggles to move on from the protests. Lena Waithe appears as P Ninny, who is on a reality show some students watch.
  • The Rain: Season 1 is released. A brother and sister emerge from their shelter six years after a rain-based virus wiped out much of the Scandinavia's population to see if there are other survivors in this Danish sci-fi horror series created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo.
  • Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois was released by Venetian Snares. This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois.
  • The Horizon Just Laughed was released by Damien Jurado. The latest full-length release for the Seattle-based indie singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • Singularity was released by Jon Hopkins. The fifth full-length solo studio release for the British electronic artist/producer features elements from such styles and influences from acoustic piano, choral music, psychedelic ambient, and techno music.
  • SR3MM was released by Rae Sremmurd. Future, Juicy J, Zoë Kravitz, Pharrell, Riff 3x, Travis Scott, Trouble, The Weeknd, and Young Thug are some of the guests on the triple-album release from Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee.
  • Rebound was released by Eleanor Friedberger. The fourth full-length solo release for the Fiery Furnace member was recorded with producer Clemens Knieper.
  • Panic Blooms was released by Black Moth Super Rainbow. The sixth full-length release for the Pennsylvania experimental electronic band is its first full-length album in six years.
  • World's Strongest Man was released by Gaz Coombes. The third full-length solo release for the former Supergrass frontman features some tracks co-produced with Ian Davenport.
  • Dove was released by Belly. The third full-length release for the alternative rock band is its first in 23 years and was produced by the band's guitarist Tom Gorman and Paul Q. Kolderie.
  • Anticlines was released by Lucrecia Dalt. The sixth full-length release for the Colombian experimental producer features spoken-word sections she created with Henry Andersen.
  • Beyondless was released by Iceage. The fourth full-length release for the Danish post-punk band features a guest appearance from Sky Ferreira and was produced by Nis Bysted.
  • Be More Kind was released by Frank Turner. The seventh full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Joshua Block, Austin Jenkins and Charlie Hugall.
  • Minus was released by Daniel Blumberg. The debut full-length solo release under the real name of the former member of Yuck member was recorded live in five days with Billy Steiger, Tom Wheatley, and Jim White.
  • Lost Friends was released by Middle Kids. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie pop trio of Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz (who also produced) and Harry Day.
  • Knock Knock was released by DJ Koze. The latest release for the German electronic artist features guest appearances from Eddie Fummler, José Gonzalez, Sophia Kennedy, Mano Le Tough, Róisín Murphy, Arrested Development's Speech, and Kurt Wagner.
  • Free Yourself Up was released by Lake Street Dive. The sixth full-length release for the Boston band was recorded in Nashville with Dan Knobler.
  • Good Thing was released by Leon Bridges. The second full-length release for the Texas soul artist was executive-produced by Ricky Reed.
  • Hollow Ground was released by Cut Worms. The debut full-length release for Brooklyn-based Max Clarke was recorded in Los Angeles and New York.
  • City of Brass for PlayStation 4 is released. Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis.
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Switch is released. Help Donkey Kong and his friends get back their home from Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting and mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back, along with a bushel of new game-play elements and features.
  • BN Vijaya Kumar, Indian politician, who died at 59 of a heart attack.
  • Larry Hunter, American college basketball coach (Wittenberg Tigers, Ohio Bobcats, Western Carolina Catamounts), who died at 68.
  • Lionel Lamy, French footballer, who died at 74.
  • Luyanda Ntshangase, South African footballer (Maritzburg United), is struck by lightning and dies at 21.

On this day in 2017

  • William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), who died at 95.
  • Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade for PC is released. Experience a new side of Galactic Civilizations III with the Crusade expansion. Discover your enemy’s weak points with espionage, actively invade and conquer planets, and help talented citizens rise to power and drive your civilization into a golden age. With a detailed civilization builder tool for Steam workshop, espionage, revamped invasions, Galactic Citizens system, new races and civilizations, and more, Crusade adds a host of depth for Galactic Civilizations III.

On this day in 2016

  • After Donald Trump's campaign played ‘Start Me Up’ following his victory speech celebrating his path to the Republican nomination, The Rolling Stones asked him to stop using their music, joining several other artists in decrying his use of their songs..
  • Country singer Randy Houser at the age of 39 weds Tatiana Starzynski in an intimate outdoor ceremony in Tennessee.
  • Dominic Persicketti, Race Car Driver.
  • Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, who died at 93.
  • A Bigger Splash is released. The lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved. [Fox Searchlight]
  • John Kasich bows out of the race for US Republican Presidential nominee.
  • Ohio Governor John Kasich bows out of the race for US Republican Presidential nominee.
  • Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah), who died at 82.

On this day in 2015

  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stuart Bingham beats fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy,18-15 for his lone world title.
  • Stuart Bingham wins the 2015 World Snooker Championship.
  • Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry is named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season.
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is released. Brett Morgen's documentary about the Nirvana frontman uses interviews, personal notes, drawings, and recordings to illustrate his life.
  • Painted Shut was released by Hop Along. Originally a solo project Frances Quinlan under the name Hop Along, Queen Ansleis, the second full-length release sees the addition of three members, a shorter name, and co-production from John Agnello.
  • MCIII was released by Mikal Cronin. The third full-length solo release for the musician who worked with Ty Segall features a full string quartet.
  • Fated was released by Nosaj Thing. The third solo release for Los Angeles producer Jason Chung features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Maceo Haymes, and Whoarei.
  • Jackie was released by Ciara. The sixth full-length studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from Missy Elliott and Pitbull (as well as Joe Jonas on the Deluxe edition).
  • I Can't Imagine was released by ShelLynne. The 13th studio release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • II was released by METZ. The second full-length release for the Canadian trio was produced by Graham Walsh.
  • Heartbreak Pass was released by Giant Sand. The latest release from the alt-country rock band led by Howe Gelb was inspired by the Arizona desert and features contributions from Ilse DeLange, Grant-Lee Phillips, and Steve Shelly.
  • Born Under Saturn was released by Django Django. The London-based Scottish quartet's follow-up to its Mercury-nominated debut release was recorded in a professional studio.
  • DJ-Kicks was released by Actress. Actress's Darren Cunningham is the latest artist to contribute to !K7's DJ-Kicks series.
  • Danger in the Club was released by Palma Violets. The second full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by John Leckie.
  • Colours of the Night was released by Peter Broderick. The Oregon-born singer-songwriter/producer went to Switzerland and recorded this album with a Swiss backing band with producer Timo Keller.
  • Choose Your Weapon was released by Hiatus Kaiyote. This is the second full-length release for the Grammy-nominated Australian band led by Nai Palm.
  • Wilder Mind was released by Mumford & Sons. The third full-length studio release for the British folk rock band was produced by James Ford.
  • The Waterfall was released by My Morning Jacket. The seventh full-length release for the indie rock band led by Jim James was recorded near Stinson Beach, California with Tucker Martine.
  • Rituals was released by Other Lives. The third full-length release for the Oklahoma indie rock trio was co-produced with Joey Waronker of Atoms Of Peace.
  • Rose Windows was released by Rose Windows. The second and last release for the Seattle-based psych-rock band was produced by Randall Dunn.
  • Runddans was released by Todd Rundgren. The debut collaboration between Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrom and Emil Nikolaisen was recorded in Norway.

On this day in 2014

  • Tony Settember, Race Car Driver.
  • Dana Seetahal, Politician.
  • Al Pease, Race Car Driver.
  • Elena Baltacha, Tennis Player.
  • Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama.


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